(December 1975)

Archie, 1954 Series
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Price
0.25 USD
Pages
36
Indicia Frequency
twice in January, September, October and December, once in March, April, June and August
On-sale date
1975
Publisher's Age Guidelines
Approved by the Comics Code Authority
Indicia / Colophon Publisher
Archie Comic Publications, Inc.
Brand
Archie Giant Series
Editing
John L. Goldwater (editor); Richard H. Goldwater (managing editor)
Color
Color
Dimensions
Standard Silver Age US; later Standard Modern Age US
Paper Stock
glossy cover; newsprint interior
Binding
Perfect Bound; later Saddle-Stitched
Publishing Format
Was Ongoing Series

[Season's Greetings] (Table of Contents)

Betty and Veronica / cover / 1 page (report information)

Pencils
Dan DeCarlo
Inks
Rudy Lapick
Colors
Barry Grossman
Letters
Bill Yoshida

Genre
teen
Characters
Betty Cooper; Veronica Lodge; Archie Andrews
Synopsis
Archie and Betty meet and greet on opposing escalators.

Can You Top This (Table of Contents: 1)

Betty and Veronica / comic story / 6 pages (report information)

Script
Frank Doyle ?
Pencils
Dan DeCarlo
Inks
Rudy Lapick
Colors
Barry Grossman
Letters
Bill Yoshida

Genre
teen
Characters
Betty Cooper; Veronica Lodge
Synopsis
Veronica pontificates on the joy of the Christmas season.
Reprints

Cool Thinking (Table of Contents: 2)

Li'l Jinx / comic story / 0.5 page (report information)

Script
Joe Edwards
Pencils
Joe Edwards
Inks
Joe Edwards
Colors
Barry Grossman
Letters
Joe Edwards

Genre
humor
Characters
Li'l Jinx; Greg
Synopsis
Jinx and Greg try to get their snowman to last longer.

Wrap Session (Table of Contents: 3)

Betty and Veronica / comic story / 6 pages (report information)

Script
Frank Doyle
Pencils
Dan DeCarlo
Inks
Rudy Lapick
Colors
Barry Grossman
Letters
Bill Yoshida

Genre
humor; teen
Characters
Betty Cooper; Veronica Lodge; Archie Andrews; Jughead Jones
Synopsis
Archie overhears Betty and Veronica proclaim they'd like their gifts from him to be wrapped by him. After he fails miserably at wrapping them, he takes each gift to the other girl and appeals for her help in wrapping them.
Reprints

Indexer Notes

Credits confirmed in Jughead's Double Digest #187.

Cast Blast (Table of Contents: 4)

Betty and Veronica / comic story / 5 pages (report information)

Script
George Gladir
Pencils
Dan DeCarlo
Inks
Rudy Lapick
Colors
Barry Grossman
Letters
Bill Yoshida

Genre
humor; teen
Characters
Betty Cooper; Veronica Lodge; Archie Andrews; Dilton Doiley
Synopsis
After Veronica outmaneuvers her for Archie at the ski lodge, Betty allows Dilton to practice splinting legs on her. And the cast suddenly makes her the center of attention at the lodge.
Reprints
Keywords
skiing

[no title indexed] (Table of Contents: 5)

Dear Betty and Veronica / letters page / 1 page (report information)

Script
Eda Edwards
Pencils
Joe Edwards
Inks
Joe Edwards
Colors
Barry Grossman
Letters
Joe Edwards

First Line of Dialogue or Text
I have a boyfriend

Christmas Presents (Table of Contents: 6)

Archie & the Gang / activity / 1 page (report information)

Script
Joe Edwards
Pencils
Joe Edwards
Inks
Joe Edwards
Colors
Barry Grossman
Letters
Joe Edwards

Characters
Archie Andrews; Jughead Jones; Veronica Lodge; Betty Cooper; Reggie Mantle
Synopsis
Cross out the letters in each character's name to find out what they hope to get for Christmas.

The "A" and "B" of It (Table of Contents: 7)

Betty and Veronica / comic story / 5 pages (report information)

Script
Frank Doyle
Pencils
Dan DeCarlo
Inks
Rudy Lapick
Colors
Barry Grossman
Letters
Bill Yoshida

Genre
humor; teen
Characters
Betty Cooper; Veronica Lodge; Archie Andrews; Jughead Jones; Smithers (the butler)
Synopsis
Archie and Jughead show up to help Betty and Veronica decorate the Lodge Christmas tree - - if you can call that "help".
Reprints
Keywords
Christmas tree; decorating; planning ahead

Indexer Notes

The two reprints of this story list Kathleen Webb as the author. This isn't likely, as it was published a full ten years before she sold her first script to Archie Comics. Frank Doyle credit from the reprint in World of Archie Double Digest (Archie, 2010 series) #84.

They also list Henry Scarpelli as the inker, which is possible but unlikely for this time period.

Archie's New Girl (Table of Contents: 8) (Expand) /

Archie; Hostess Fruit Pies / advertisement / 1 page (report information)

Editing
Related Scans
Series Information
Table of Contents
  1. 0. [Season's Greetings]
    Betty and Veronica
  2. 1. Can You Top This
    Betty and Veronica
  3. 2. Cool Thinking
    Li'l Jinx
  4. 3. Wrap Session
    Betty and Veronica
  5. 4. Cast Blast
    Betty and Veronica
  6. 5. ["I have a boyfriend"]
    Dear Betty and Veronica
  7. 6. Christmas Presents
    Archie & the Gang
  8. 7. The "A" and "B" of It
    Betty and Veronica
  9. 8. Archie's New Girl
    Archie; Hostess Fruit Pies
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